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Between religion and rationality : essays in Russian literature and culture

Author: Joseph Frank
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
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In this book, acclaimed Dostoevsky biographer Joseph Frank explores some of the most important aspects of nineteenth and twentieth century Russian culture, literature, and history. Delving into the distinctions of the Russian novel as well as the conflicts between the religious peasant world and the educated Russian elite, Between Religion and Rationality displays the cogent reflections of one of the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Frank, Joseph, 1918-
Between religion and rationality.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2010
(DLC) 2009043863
(OCoLC)458738496
Named Person: Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Fyodor Dostoyevsky; Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Frank
ISBN: 9781400836536 1400836530 1282692259 9781282692251
OCLC Number: 655848202
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 299 pages)
Contents: Poor folk and House of the dead --
The idiot --
Demons --
War and peace --
The Russian tradition --
Natasha's dance: a cultural history of Russia --
A life of pushkin --
Oblomov and Goncharov --
Lydia Ginzburg, On psychological prose --
Richard Pipes, Russian conservatism and its critics --
The Dostoevskian orbit --
Dostoevsky and anti-semitism --
In search of Dostoevsky --
Arkady Kovner --
J.M. Coetzee, The master of Petersburg --
Dostoevsky and evil --
Twentieth-century issues --
Anton Chekhov --
The triumph of Abram Tertz --
D.S. Mirsky --
Vladimir Nabokov: Lectures on literature.
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